Arizona Animal Welfare League Archives

Stressed at work? Bark Breaks could be your key to workplace relief

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Studies conducted by various researchers have shown that the interaction between humans and therapy dogs can significantly lower stress levels. As we all know, one of the most stressful places is the office. To help curb some workplace stress and hopefully connect a dog with a forever home, the Arizona Animal Welfare League hosts Bark… Read More →

Pop-up event brings purrfect opportunity for kitten adoption

In 2013, over 30,000 cats were brought to Maricopa County shelters, but that number has significantly decreased in recent years thanks to adoption events like the one the Arizona Animal Welfare League hosts every Summer. From June to September, the Scottsdale Quarter provides free space and advertisement for a kitten pop-up adoption event every year in order to… Read More →

Sheriff Paul Penzone will chair the 2017 ‘Evening to Paws’

by in Experience AZ Magazine

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) in partnership with presenting sponsor PetSmart Charities, is bringing South American flair to its annual fundraiser, Evening to Paws, by turning an Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia ballroom into the “CoPawCobana.” “Evening to Paws is AAWL’s biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Judith Gardner, president and CEO of AAWL. “This event brings together the community’s most dedicated animal lovers,… Read More →

Arizona Animal Welfare League celebrates 5,000 adoptions

You can save more than money at Chandler Fashion Center – you can save a life. The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 5,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their furever families. Two… Read More →

Tina DeNicole named CFO of Fresh Start


Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently added Tina DeNicole as the nonprofit organization’s chief financial officer. Previously, DeNicole served as chief financial officer for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, was vice president, business operations for Cox Communications where she was the financial leader for two different business segments in four different markets for 13 years, and… Read More →

Scottsdale Quarter to host kitten adoptions

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It’s still kitten season! If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, Scottsdale Quarter is partnering up with Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to host a kitten adoption pop-up shop on August 13 and 14. This is the second year for Scottsdale Quarter’s kitten pop-up which kicked off in June. The event will… Read More →

Shane Olafson appointed to AAWL board of directors

Attorney Shane Olafson of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has been appointed to the board of directors for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL). Olafson represents clients in intellectual property procurement and enforcement, Internet and domain name disputes, and issues relating to data privacy/cybersecurity and eDiscovery. He has achieved the highest possible rating… Read More →

The Canine Couture returns to Bentley Scottsdale’s Polo Party

Unlike movies, the sequel will be better than the original. For its second year, The Canine Couture returns to The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, allowing Arizona’s most pampered paws to strut their fashionable stuff in front of thousands of attendees. Presented by the finest luxury pet resorts in Arizona, Applewood Pet Resort and Bark Avenue. The… Read More →

Biltmore’s Unleashed Holiday Gift Mart to benefit local animal shelter

What has a wet nose, floppy ears and can brighten anyone’s day? One of the dozens of dogs kept at Arizona Animal Welfare League’s adoption facility! Adopting a dog can be the gift that keeps on giving, and pet-lovers and shopaholics can gather next weekend to support the shelters that care for thousands of homeless… Read More →

Santa and his sleigh return to Scottsdale Quarter

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Looking for a place to take your holiday photos? Grab the family and head to Scottsdale Quarter for The Santa Social, and even Fido is invited. This signature event, now in its third year, will feature FREE photos with Santa for kids and pets, animal adoptions with the Arizona Animal Welfare League, interactive holiday entertainment… Read More →

AZ Big Media supports animal rights

Scottsdale Living magazine and the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show, both products of Az Big Media, has been subjected to unwarranted criticism after ShapeUp US announced on 12 News TV on Saturday that they would be giving away live bunnies as prizes at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. “While ShapeUp US will be conducting… Read More →